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In our topic for today, we addressed how
American public education is considered to be failing and successful. There
have been many misconceptions about the education structure in the United
States, our society has acquired a thought that our country’s scholar mechanism
is one of the worst in the world; however, that is a lie. Also, that does not
mean we are perfect regarding educating our citizens. Our country is and will
forever be a developing country just like the rest of the union striving for
improvement and the better for its people. Throughout our project, we compare
the flaws and the improvements of the education system in America, as well as
comparing our lecturing structures to other countries. Our hunger for better
education will not end. It is the base of what makes America extraordinary and
the main component for global rivalry. Furthermore, believing that United
States school system is mediocre, is stereotypically wrong; it all depends on
the students and staff willingness to teach and learn. However, it does fall on
the fact that it can hurt people financially. Students go into huge amounts of
debt that they would most likely be paying for the rest of their lives. This
indicates that the American Education system falls more into a financial
business. But, while our learning system hasn’t changed, our generation has, as
well as the value. Global standards are the applicable ones in an
internationalized data economy where higher tuition has become an essential
necessity for monetary stability.

 Moving on to global educational rivalry, although the US
isn’t ranked in the top 10 in the world, we do spend large loads of money in
our education systems. Also, we have spent a lot of time implementing ideals
such as “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” that was implemented by George W.
Bush. The act was to help the country understand the growth of the students by
a standardized test. Furthermore, in 2015 President Obama replaced the law with
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). ESSA was intended to focus on all students
equally; they still include standardized testing. Just like no country is
created equal, at least in the educational standpoint. Either is each state in
the U.S. News has put up a ranking based on K-12 and higher education. The K-12
rankings is based on enrollment, test scores, and graduation. In K-12 you would
be happy if you lived in New Hampshire with a number 1 ranking in this
category, Nevada in dead last at number 50, and Texas is sadly ranked number
41. In the higher education rankings, they are based on educational
attainments, graduation rates, college debt, and tuition cost. In this
category, number 1 goes to Florida and number 50 goes to Pennsylvania. Texas
again gets below average rank of 33 and a overall rank of number 41.

This follows up to each state in the Union has allowed different
amounts of money to their education system. Based on the 2013 census, New York
spent more money per pupil than any other state at just over $19,800, while
Mississippi spent the least amount at $8,130 per pupil. Does the amount make a
difference? New Hampshire that is ranked number 1 spends $13,721 per pupil, and
Nevada Spends $8,339 per pupil; that doesn’t seem too fair. If the U.S.
required, the same amount of money spent per pupil we would probably have a
more balanced education system across the nation. What do you think?

In the United States we have a lot of things we need to work on,
but when viewing other countries educational systems, you can see we aren’t
giving our own education system enough credit. If you were to compare the
United States educational system to a country like Italy, you can see we are
lucky that we do not have to pay to go to high school. We also have free
transportation to school and back to home. Where in Italy they do not fund
transportation, you have to find your own way to school every day. If you were
to compare us to a country like France, you would see that they go to school
each day for a lot longer than institutions in the U.S. They even sometimes go
to school on Saturdays. The teachers are not as educated to review if they are
properly qualified for teaching. They only have to take one test to see if they
can pass it and then they have no say in what year of students they teach or
what subjects they teach as well. So, I think that our educational system has
its advantages most definitely compared to those countries. We teach our
students the basics of math, science, reading and English so they can get by in
day to day life. We give our students the best education has possible before
sending them off to college if they want. In the Unites States the only
schooling you have to pay for is college. You have your choices of what
colleges you would like to attend unlike with our lower educational schooling,
grade school, middle school, and high school. Where you have to attend certain
schools that you are assigned by where you live

The US has never been the country the world turns to when they
need a leader for world education. When compared to other countries like China,
the US tends to be on the back end of the education standards. The Program for
International Student Assessment (PISA) as well as the Trends in International
Mathematics and Science Assessment (TIMSS) brings awareness on this subject.
Both Tests were taken in 2015, this exam only transpires every 12 years. Report
Author Tom Loveless takes head on this opportunity to highlight trends in
American students test scores compared to other countries. PISA covers
15-year-old student’s literacy levels in three categories: reading, mathematics,
and science. This test is given every 3 years, attempting to measure how
students can take what they have learned in class and apply that to find
solutions to real world problems. TIMSS test 4th and 8th graders every 4 years
on how well they’ve learned math and science curriculum. Both test is scored on
scales of 1-1,000, with a average of 500 and a normal deviation of 100. The
true range of value is between the 300s and 600s. The PISA exam results brought
negative feedback about the American education system. The U.S consistently
hovers around the average for reading and science education. On the math
literacy the U.S received its lowest score with a 470. The U.S scores compared
to other participating countries, 14 countries scored higher on the reading, 36
on the math, and 18 on the science. Singapore, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Japan
continue to crush the competition. Hong Kong SAR scored a 615 on the math, 557
in science. The U.S didn’t even score in the top 10 in the math and finished
10th in science with a 546.

Germany has an educational system that America wishes they had.
Germany is showing us they the at they can produce better students at half the
cost. While most of America is neck deep in student loans Germany is worry
free. German universities are publicly funded for the most part, 3% of scholars
are enrolled in private establishments in Germany. Colleges are crazy expensive
in the U.S averaging $29,056 a year, bigger well-known schools like New York
university charges $59,337 a year and Sarah Lawrence College charges $61,236
per year. Even with Financial aid and other financially helpful programs it’s
still hard to attend a school like that, whereas in Germany all of their
colleges are basically tuition free. A student will pay around $300-$2,000 in
fees. Basically, school are free in Germany and when it comes to being
realistic about education and the cost America is on the down side but it’s
clear that places like Germany place education at the top and puts more pride
into school and students treating them as such and less as customers.

The development of America’s
Education Structure has not been rapid; our society is at a point of continuous
evolution and our education system has not been catching up. Throughout the
years, our country has left a trail of history where our education organization
has failed us even when technology was not incorporated in our classrooms. As
we go back to the 60’s and 70’s, during that time frame, our society believed
that “schools don’t make a difference”; in other words, it was not making any
sort of impact in students’ lives. Furthermore, because of such mentality, it
was also believed if education is not important, then what you do in school is
not important either. Also, our government was not being involved in
transforming public education or providing funds to improve or acquire what its
needed to better what students learn.

To finalize this discussion, the question
that everyone is trying to respond whether our education structure is failing,
or succeeding is still under debate. Education is important as we all know, but
there are a couple things our government needs to work on. Our country is not
falling apart nor the greatest of the all, it’s just still trying to adapt to
new generations and finding new ideas to not only improve our learning
resources but also making it available to every single student no matter their
financial status. It appears that individuals have different viewpoints as to what the best
explanation is, and we personally don’t quite know the answer yet.